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Citati iz knjige „Frida Kahlo: A Biography“ autora Keely Bautista

At one point, she wrote in her diary, "I keep on waiting to kill myself."
"I suffered two grave accidents in my life… One in which a streetcar knocked me down and the other was Diego
"I was born a bitch. I was born a painter."
Because I am so often alone… because I am the subject I know best
I hope the end is joyful — and I hope never to return
Diego Rivera wrote to his friend Pablo Picasso, "I recommend her to you, not as a husband but as an enthusiastic admirer of her work. Acid and tender, hard as steel and delicate and fine as a butterfly's wing, lovable as a beautiful smile, and profound and cruel as the bitterness of life."
When Frida was brought into the hospital, she was completely covered in gold dust, and the nurses and doctors thought that she was a dancer, still in costume, from a local ballet troupe.
Frida's portraits depict all of life's experiences: pain, sorrow, intense suffering, and great joy. Sometimes the joy is contained and private, as in her "Wedding Portrait." Similar to Van Gogh, her paintings celebrate the simplicity and courage of everyday life; as with El Greco, her paintings also depict the universal suffering of mankind.
By this time, her body was nearly worn out with surgeries and she was greatly dependent on painkillers in order to survive. Nevertheless, she was exasperated and furious when her doctor prohibited her from attending the opening and told her to stay in bed. Herrera explains that Frida took matters into her own hands in characteristic fashion: she ordered an ambulance to take her to the exhibition, as well as a truck to carry her bed. When they arrived at the museum, she was put into the bed and carried into the museum in grand style. Dressed in her most colorful native finery and propped up with pillows, Frida reigned over the event and made it into a true fiesta.
Diego replicated his controversial mural at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City
Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo, Hayden Herrera
I recommend her to you, not as a husband but as an enthusiastic admirer of her work
This may have been vanity, but according to her friends it was also because she wanted her birth year to coincide with the year that the Mexican revolution began
Talking about her marriage to Rivera:
"I suffered two grave accidents in my life… One in which a streetcar knocked me down and the other was Diego."
The two were determined to remain friends, but soon it became obvious to both Frida and Diego that, like it or not, they belonged to each other.
As Herrera retells the story, she answered, "Because I feel I'm going to leave you soon." Frida passed away the following day.
Near the end, on July 12, 1954, Frida gave Diego a ring to mark their 25th wedding anniversary. He reminded her that their anniversary was still a month away, and asked her why she was giving him a gift so early.
In 1940, only a year after their divorce, Diego came to Frida and confessed that he could no longer live without her
"Burn it! I don't want to be buried. I have spent too much time lying down… Just burn it!"
After several miscarriages
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